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Sotah 17

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 12, 2015 | ל׳ במרחשוון תשע״ו

The Kohen writes a “megilla” that gets erased in the Sotah waters and has the Sotah take an oath or two oaths. What is the content of the megilla and the oaths and various details surrounding them is discussed in today’s shiur.

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Sotah 20

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 15, 2015 | ג׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

Does the Sotah drink before the meal offering of the opposite? At what point can the woman be forced to drink the water? What if she confesses right before? And famous statements about whether or not a father can/should teach his daughter Torah.

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Sotah 21

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 16, 2015 | ד׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

If a Sotah has merits, her death from drinking the waters may be delayed.  What can be considered a merit?  Does the merit of learning Torah help her or only facilitating the Torah learning of her sons and husband?  What are actions that people do that destroy the world?  Some examples: not saving a drowning…

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Sotah 22

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 17, 2015 | ה׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

What is a mentioned in the Mishna? Who are the other shady characters in the Mishna who cause the downfall of the world? Much time is dedicated to criticizing those who learn Torah and Mishna but do not learn the reasons behind the laws.

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Sotah 23

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 18, 2015 | ו׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

The meal offering of the Sotah married to a Kohen presents a quandary – is it treated as a meal offering of a Kohen and burned entirely or is it treated as her meal offering and the remainder is eaten by a Kohen.  Many halachot are brought where there are differences between a Kohen and the daughter…

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Sotah 24

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 19, 2015 | ז׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

Which women are not allowed from drinking the Sotah waters?  If they are now forbidden to their husbands, they must get divorced.  In which situations does she get divorced and get her ketuba money and in which situations is she not entitled to it?  Are their unique situations when the Beit Din can act as a power of attorney for the…

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Sotah 25

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 20, 2015 | ח׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

Does a woman who get a second chance before losing her ketuba money?  Can a husband change his mind after starting the process?  At what point?  Are the same laws true for a parent who accuses their son of being a ben sorer u’moreh, or a zaken mamreh that the court pardons. Study Guide Sotah…

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Sotah 27

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 22, 2015 | י׳ בכסלו תשע״ו

Is it better to marry a woman with questionable behavior or her daughter?  Who else is excluded from drinking the Sotah waters?  The fifth perek begins with a list of laws relating to various topics that Rabbi Akiva and others taught on the day that Rabban Gamliel was replaced by Rabbi Elazar ben Azaria and the Beit…

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Sotah 28

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 23, 2015 | י״א בכסלו תשע״ו

From where do we derive that the man with whom the Sotah sinned gets the same punishment?  Sotah is an example of a case where there is doubt and yet the woman is forbidden to be with her husband.  This serves the basis for deriving the halacha regarding doubtful situations of tumah, impurity, coming from a…

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Sotah 29

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 24, 2015 | י״ב בכסלו תשע״ו

From where do we derive that a suspected Sotah is forbidden to marry a Kohen?  From where do we learn that a second level impure item can impart impurity to another item if it is truma?

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